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Our 2020 Supporters

Improving the UK’s numeracy levels together.

We’re proud to bring together public faces, private businesses and cultural organisations in partnership to support National Numeracy Day and to help us increase numeracy levels across the UK.

National Numeracy

National Numeracy Day is run by the charity National Numeracy - the only independent charity dedicated to improving numeracy in the UK. Improved numeracy is the first step towards better job prospects, financial security and sound decision-making. National Numeracy aims to challenge negative attitudes, influence public policy and offer practical ways of helping adults and children improve their numeracy.

Our ambassadors

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Bobby Seagull

School teacher, television presenter and author of The Life-Changing Magic Of Numbers, Bobby recently won Celebrity Mastermind. He writes puzzles for Radio Four’s Today programme and writes for the Financial Times Weekend section. He appears at events up and down the country about his love of numbers and why we shouldn’t be frightened of them. His new series of the Monkman and Seagull Genius Guide to Great Britain comes out this Spring.

During the pandemic Bobby is live-streaming teaching material to schools and hosting online quizzes to help donate money to the NHS.

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Andy Haldane

Levels of numeracy across the UK are low by international standards and, if anything, are getting worse over time. This is imposing big costs on individuals, economies and societies. It is time to raise awareness of the blight of innumeracy and, most importantly, to begin to take steps to improve matters, both among children and adults. National Numeracy Day is a first step towards doing so.

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Rachel Riley

There are too many adults in the UK with numeracy skills well below where they should be and it doesn't have to be this way. Poor numeracy lowers confidence, limits job opportunities, and in many different ways costs people money. There's loads of practical help available to improve and regain your confidence in dealing with numbers and I want people to know it's never too late. Everyone has a maths brain and with a little bit of effort and perseverance you can be numerate in no time!

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Martin Lewis

Good functional maths is the sword in our consumer protection armour. Yet sadly most people couldn’t work out the monthly repayments on a £5,000 personal loan at 10% interest over 5 years. That’s a core reason why Brits were ripped off by nearly £30billion with PPI mis-selling, whilst lenders relied on people not to notice repayments were £20ish a month higher than they should’ve been. This is why I support National Numeracy Day. Numbers impact our daily lives. I’d love people to let go of their fear, and try to improve their skills, so that their maths makes life easier.

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John Adams

I support National Numeracy Day because I recognise there is a huge skills gap in the UK. Many parents, like me, struggle to help their children with their homework. It’s never too late to learn new skills and I hope other mums and dads are inspired by National Numeracy Day to assess their maths skills, identify any shortcomings and take action. I’ve had a successful career as an award-winning writer and blogger, but throughout my life I’ve avoided complicated maths. As a dad, I can’t do that any more. My children need my help. I should be a role model to them, but my 10-year-old daughter’s maths skills are fur superior to mine, which is a source of some embarrassment. Earlier this year I took the National Numeracy Challenge and this spurred me on to hire a maths tutor. I hope National Numeracy Day will encourage others to do similar.

Our founding supporter



KPMG LLP is proud to be the Founding Supporter of National Numeracy Day. As a leading provider of professional services, including audit, tax and advisory specialisms - KPMG recognises that a highly skilled and numerate workforce is vital for social mobility as well as the success of our future economy and productivity. In the UK, we have 14,592 partners and staff working across 22 offices.

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2020 Lead Supporters



TP ICAP is the world’s largest interdealer broker and a strategic partner of National Numeracy. For a third year running, the business is supporting National Numeracy Day to play its part in helping to improve essential numeracy skills across the UK and generate greater awareness of the issues around confidence in maths and numbers. Part of this is an ambition to create a coalition of like-minded supporters to join this cause and help improve confidence in maths.

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Provident Financial Group

Provident Financial Group is a business within the financial services industry, offering loans, credit cards and car finance to people across the UK and Ireland. Through supporting National Numeracy Day we’re helping our colleagues, and those who live in the local communities in which we work, to increase their confidence with numbers.

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Santander are proud to support National Numeracy Day and will be working with National Numeracy as a strategic partner. Our common ambition is to raise awareness of the importance of numeracy across the UK.

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Ufi Charitable Trust

Ufi's aim is to help improve vocational skills in the UK's workforce by funding digital solutions for vocational learning. UFI only fund activity that is ‘scalable’ through technology, ie projects that use digital methods to widen access to vocational learning. While digital learning solutions are potentially open to all, they are especially keen to assist digital projects which involve post school age vocational learners that have failed to be engaged by the education system.


Amazon UK

At Amazon, we understand that numeracy is more important than ever before. Numeracy is a key aspect of our work, from accounting and impact measurement to machine learning, automation and AI. That’s why we are delighted to support National Numeracy as part of our long-term commitment to give young people opportunities in the digital age, regardless of their background. By working closely with National Numeracy, we want to help many more young people to access exciting and rewarding careers.



At HSBC UK we understand the importance that numbers play in people’s everyday lives, especially when it comes to how we all understand and navigate our own financial circumstances.  It is easy to imagine that we are not numbers people and build up anxiety around our finances as a result.



We are thrilled to work with National Numeracy as a lead supporter of National Numeracy Day. We are a global education company and our mission is to help people make progress in their lives through learning. Learning isn’t a destination that starts and stops at the classroom door: it’s a never-ending journey of discovery, challenge, inspiration and wonder. We believe in the power of maths and building number confidence and skills so everyone can engage with opportunities, achieve, and progress throughout their lives.

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Health Education England

Health Education England (HEE) exists for one reason only: to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right number skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place. HEE is delighted to be a lead supporter of National Numeracy Day for the third year running.



Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company’s strength – delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately – is at the core of the Bloomberg Terminal. Bloomberg’s enterprise solutions build on the company’s core strength: leveraging technology to allow customers to access, integrate, distribute and manage data and information across organisations more efficiently and effectively. Bloomberg is proud to support National Numeracy Day.



Experian is committed to helping people manage their finances successfully, including through our innovative products and services and our wide-ranging public education work. We know that promoting the essentials of numeracy can play an important part, evidenced by a pilot study between Experian and National Numeracy that suggested a link between numeracy and creditworthiness. We look forward to joining forces with a number of like-minded organisations to help deliver this year’s exciting National Numeracy Day Virtual Festival.


Oxford University Press

As part of one of the world’s great universities, we’re driven by a love of learning and a deep conviction that learning enriches lives. This shows in everything we do, across a vast range of books, learning resources, and educational support, developed by the brightest minds to inspire every learner to achieve their very best. We’re delighted to support the work of National Numeracy, and to empower learners – of all ages –to build up their maths confidence. From professional development for teachers, to a blend of print and online resources for school and home, we aim is to bring maths into the story, creating the same sense of wonder around maths that we do around litearcy, and helping to instil a love of numeracy right from the early years. Who knows what dreams might take flight when we #GrowTheirNumbers!

2020 Delivery partner

The Scottish Government & Education Scotland

In 2019 the Scottish Government and Education Scotland worked closely with National Numeracy to engage people across the country. This year we're partnering again to reach even more schools and educational institutions. 

Our other supporters

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We are delighted to showcase a growing number of supporting organisations who have all pledged their support in helping improve the number skills of the UK.

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